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Jr. Flyers Squirt Major wins second straight event to open season

Release Date : 09/03/2016

WEST CHESTER, PA. – The easiest way for a team to have a successful finish is by having a successful start.

The Philadelphia Junior Flyers Squirt Major team (2006-birth years) won the Warrior National Showcase in Haverhill, Massachusetts, defeating the Boston Outlaws, 7-2, to claim the event’s Squirt Major Championship. The team previously won the Philadelphia Shootout in May.

“The performance was phenomenal,” said hockey director Bud Dombrowski. “We are proud of them.”

The Junior Flyers finished pool play at 3-1, with wins over the Wolfpack (6-0), Advantage Ice Elite (10-0), and Nova Scotia Selects (5-0). The Jr. Flyers suffered its only loss of the event closing out pool play, falling to the hosting Valley Junior Warriors, 3-0. The three victories were good enough to give the Jr. Flyers first place in their division, advancing them to the semifinals.

In the semis, Philadelphia found a familiar opponent in local rival, and fellow Atlantic District and Atlantic Youth Hockey League member Virtua Hockey. The Jr. Flyers claimed an early-season victory over Virtua, 4-1, to reach the finals.

Looking to build off the momentum gained from winning two championships, the Jr. Flyers will open AYHL play on September 11 in a road matchup with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. The team will also participate in a Tier 1 Elite Hockey League event at Ice Line Quad Rinks in October, along with November’s Shanahan International Elite Hockey Tournament in Toronto.

The Atlantic Youth Hockey League is the USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier I AAA youth hockey league of the Atlantic District. From Connecticut to Maryland, the AYHL’s membership is comprised of over 100 teams, representing four districts, and is spread across six playing divisions. The AYHL’s mission is to develop young players with competition, fun, and good sportsmanship, and move them on to the next phase of their hockey career. With a distinguished alumni list of players that spent a portion of their playing career in the AYHL, today’s players choose to play in the AYHL knowing that it is a proven stepping stone for those serious in their hockey pursuits.

For more information on the AYHL, log on to http://www.atlantichockey.org/ayhl.php or on Twitter @AYHL or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheAYHL

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